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Faculty of Community Services

Josephine Pui-Hing Wong

Title:

RN, BScN, MScN, PhD

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 556303

Email Address:

jph.wong@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

  • Critical public health/urban health Equity
  • Social identities and health practices
  • Structural violence and health inequities
  • Community-engaged responses to pandemics
  • Community-based action research
  • Stigma, HIV, and mental health
  • Intervention research/implementation science

Biography:

Josephine Pui-Hing Wong has extensive experience in critical public health and urban health, including the development of public health access and equity policy and practice frameworks, and large-scale health communication campaigns. She collaborates with marginalized communities to develop, implement and evaluate capacity-building health promotion and collective empowerment programs.   

Josephine see students as active learners with lived experiences that inform their personal- professional-political perspectives and practices. Her teaching focuses on community health nursing and people-centered urban health promotion, with an emphasis on making visible historical and current structural violence, systemic racism, and other oppressions that result in preventable social and health disparities. In addition to her assigned teaching, she collaborates with community partners to establish community-campus critical learning circles that bring together community members, service providers, and students to engage in critical dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaborative writing. She also supervises and mentors research trainees at the master, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.  

Josephine’s program of research is underpinned by the principles of social justice and equity. She is committed to doing research “with” and not “for” the affected communities.  She seeks to answer the “so what” and “what then” questions in all her research. Being mindful of the need and urgency to go beyond understanding specific phenomena about health inequities, she works closely with the affected communities to develop socially innovative solutions that promote collective resilience and social change. Her areas of research include: social identities and health practices; HIV, sexual health, and mental health in diasporic and transnational communities. She has led and is leading numerous intervention studies on stigma reduction and mental health promotion in the Asian, Black and Latino communities in Canada as well as among university students in China. Currently, she is leading a rapid response research to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. Her research is supported by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Movember Foundation, Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), Funds For Innovation and Transformation (FIT), and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Research Interests:

External Funding
  • 2020-2022  Nominated Principal Investigator: PROTECH - Pandemic Rapid-response Optimization To Enhance Community-resilience and Health, funded by CIHR in partnership with Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) ($500,000). Co-PIs: K. Fung, A. Li, M. Vahabi.
  • 2020-2022  Co-Principal Investigator: Beyond Blue Door-Evaluating interventions to bridge knowledge and service gaps for people with HIV with precarious or no health insurance coverage, funded by Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) ($250,000). Nominated PI: A. Li, Co-PI: M. Vahabi.  
  • 2021-2021  Co-Principal Applicant: Pandemic Acceptance & Commitment to Empowerment Response Intervention for Frontline Healthcare Providers (PACER-HCP), funded by MSH-UHN AMO Innovation Fund ($269,668). Nominated PI: K. Fung, Co-PI: M. Zurowski.
  • 2020-2021  Supervisor: Evaluation of Resiliency in Community Youth Empowerment Programs, funded by Mitacs Elevate and Hong Fook Mental Health Association ($60,000). Post-doctoral Fellow: Jing Wen (Jenny) Liu; Co-supervisor: K. Fung
  • 2020-2021  Co-Principal Investigator: Preventing Cervical Cancer in India through self-sampling, funded by Funds For Innovation and Transformation (FIT) ($250,000/15 months). Nominated PI: M. Vahabi; Co-PI: A. Lofters
  • 2018-2019  Supervisor: Evaluation measurements for an E-Learning Occupational Mental Health Program, funded by Mitacs-Accelerate and MacroMind Media ($30,000). Doctoral fellow: Jing Wen (Jenny) Liu
  • 2018-2020  Co-Principal Investigator: Fractured Families, Fractured Communities: Comparing the Lived Experiences of Temporary Foreign Workers and Indigenous People Relocating from Rural To Urban Areas In Canada, funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grants ($69,143). Nominated PI: Andrea A. Cortinois; Co-PIs: D. Gastaldo; S. Stewart (Toronto).
  • 2017-2022  Nominated Principal Investigator: Linking Hearts: Advancing Mental Health Care of University Students Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: An Implementation Research at Universities in Jinan, Shandong, China, funded by CIHR & NSFC GACD Mental Health: CIHR-NSFC Canada-China Team Grant, $1.075 million (for Canadian team from CIHR), ¥5 million /CDN $1.075 million (for Chinese team from NSFC [National Natural Science Foundation of China]). Canadian Team: Co-Principal Investigators: A. Li, K. Fung, M. Vahabi, K.T. Tsang, M. C. Yan. Chinese Team: Nominated Principal Investigator: C.X. Jia; Co-Principal Investigators: J. Gao; S. Cheng; X. Cong; S. Wu
  • 2017-2022    Co-Investigator: The CIHR CBR Collaborative: A Program of REACH, funded by CIHR ($1.5 million). Nominated PI: S.B. Rourke
  • 2017-2022    Co-Principal Implementation Consultant & Evaluator: CHAMPS in Action: Advancing Community Health through Evidence-Based HIV Stigma Interventions, funded by Public Health Agency of Canada ($2.5 million). Co-Principal Implementation Consultant & Evaluator: A. Li.
  • 2015-2016    Co-Principal Investigator: Supporting the Supporters: Promoting Resilience Among PHA Service Providers, funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Community-based Research and Evaluation Grant ($25,000). Nominated PI: Dr. Alan Li (Toronto)
  • 2014-2020    Nominated Principal Investigator: Reducing HIV Vulnerabilities and Promoting Resilience Among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Men in Ontario, funded by CIHR Institute of Gender and Health – Boys’ & Men’s Health Team Grant ($1,499,925).  Co-PIs: Dr. W. Husbands (Toronto); Dr. F. Omorodion (Windsor); Dr. J. Etowa (Ottawa); and Dr. I. Luguinaah (London).
  • 2014-2015    Co-Investigator: Mental Health of Temporary Migrant Workers in Ontario, funded by RBC Immigrant Diversity and Inclusion Project ($9,000).  Nominated-PI: Dr. M. Vahabi (Toronto)
  • 2013-2018    Sole Applicant: Mobilizing Ethno-racial Minority and Newcomer Communities to Address HIV/STI Stigma and Reduce HIV Vulnerabilities, funded by Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Salary Award Program ($300,000).
  • 2013-2016    Co-Principal Investigator: Reducing Stigma Of Mental Illness Among Boys and Men In Asian Communities In Canada: An Innovative Intervention Study, funded by Movember Foundation ($3,000,000). Nominated PI: Dr. S. Guruge (Toronto); Co-PIs: Drs. K. Fung; K. Mckenzie; and S. Sidani (Toronto); Drs. D. Este and D. Lai (Calgary) and Dr. M. Morrow (Vancouver).
  • 2014-2015    Co-Investigator: The Story-Sharing for Sexual Health Among South Asian Women Study, funded by Women’s Exchange, Women’s College Hospital ($15,000). Nominated PI: V. Chikermane (Toronto)
  • 2014-2014    Nominated Principal Investigator: Reducing HIV Vulnerabilities and Promoting Resilience Among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Men in Ontario, funded by CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, Letter of Intent Program ($10,000). Co-PIs: Dr. Winston Husbands (Toronto); Dr. F. Omorodion (Windsor); Dr. J. Etowa (Ottawa); and Dr. I. Luguinaah (London).
  • 2013-2014    Nominated Principal Investigator: Youth Engagement to Prevent HIV/STI and Promote Sexual Health Study (YEP Study), funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant – HIV/AIDS CBR Program ($33,000).  Co-PIs: Drs. F. Fung; A. Li and M. Poon (Toronto).
  • 2013-2015    Principal Investigator: Promoting Emotional and Sexual Health of Young Asian Women Through Psycho-flexibility and Empowerment Interventions, funded by Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University ($5,000).
  • 2012-2013    Principal Applicant: Champions Across Boundaries: Voices of Ethno-racial Faith, Media, Social Justice and PHA Leaders Against HIV Stigma, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Café Scientifique Program ($3,000).
  • 2012-2013    Co-Investigator: Pathways to Resilience: An exploratory study on strength based approaches to HIV prevention and health promotion strategies amongst East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant – HIV/AIDS CBR Program ($33,000). Nominated PI: Dr. A. Li; Co-PIs: R. Utama and Dr. M. Poon (Toronto).
  • 2012-2013    Principal Investigator: Cultures, Identities, and Voices: An Exploratory Study on the Growing Up Experiences, Relationships and Sexual Health of Asian young women in Toronto, funded by Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University ($4,999).
  • 2011-2014    Co-Principal Investigator: CHAMP: Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project - A Community-based Intervention Study, funded by CIHR - HIV/AIDS Community-based Research Grant ($375,000). Nominated PI: Dr. A. Li; Co-PI: Dr. K. Fung (Toronto)
  • 2012-2013    Co-Principal Investigator: Scoping review: Determining the components of a trauma-informed intervention to improve the mental well-being of IRN PHAs, funded by CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention ($21,391). Co-PIs: M. Umana; W. Tharao; Drs. C. Logie and M. Loutfy (Toronto).
  • 2011-2012    Co-Investigator: Asian Migrant Farm Workers in Ontario: HIV Knowledge, Practices and Health Care Utilization, funded by Ontario HIV Treatment Network, CBR Capacity Building Funding ($25,000). Nominated PI: Dr. N. Sutdhibhasilp; Co-PI: Drs. M. Vahabi and M. Poon (Toronto).
  • 2010-2012    Co-investigator: The Ontario Women’s Study: What Women Have to Say about HIV Prevention? Implications for Policy and Program Development. Funded by Ontario HIV Treatment Network ($278,000). Nominated PI: Dr. L. Leonard (Ottawa); Co-PIs: Drs. C. A. Amaratunga; M. Millson; M. Loutfy; R. Remis.

Internal Funding

  • 2018-2020 Co-Principal Investigator: WE-CARE: Women Empowerment - Caregiver Acceptance & Resilience E-Learning, funded by RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project Grant Fall 2018 ($50,000); Nominated PI: M. Vahabi.
  • 2017-2018     Co-Applicant: Public policy and practices to advancing social inclusion and integration of live-in caregivers, funded by Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University ($6,000). Principal Applicant: Oona St-Amant.
  • 2017-2018     Co-Applicant: Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) Curriculum Development, funded by Aboriginal Education Council, Ryerson University ($4,500). Principal Applicant: Jasna Schwind.
  • 2012-2013     Principal Investigator: Cultures, Identities, and Voices: An Exploratory Study on the Growing Up Experiences, Relationships and Sexual Health of Asian young women in Toronto, funded by Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University ($4,999). Co-Investigator: Jessica Whalen.

Current Courses:

Teaching responsibilities:

  • MN8931: Diversity and Globalization: Promoting Urban Health
  • MN8000: Thesis
  • NSE31A/B: Community Health Nursing
  • NSE306: Leadership and Change

Teaching interests:

  • Critical Urban health/critical public health 
  • Social justice and health equity
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Intervention design and evaluation 
  • Knowledge translation and exchange

Selected Publications:

Journal articles:

  • Wong, J. P., Poon, M. K-L., Vahabi, M., Sutdhibhasilp, N., & Narushima, M. (2020). Transnational contexts and local embeddedness of HIV/STI vulnerabilities among Thai and Filipino temporary migrant farm workers in Canada, Culture, Health and Sexuality, doi: 10.1080/13691058.2020.1725643. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Wong, J. P. & Poon, M. K.-L. (2019). Masculine identity, street capital and sexual practices of a Chinese young man in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 12(2), 119-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/17525098.2019.1685115
  • Kteily-Hawa, R., Hari, S., Wong, J. P., Chikermane, V., & Chambers, L. (2019). Development and Implementation of Peer Leader Education and Training for Community-Based Sexual Health Research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13(3):303-319 
  • Buse, C., Poland, B., Wong, J. P. & Haluza-Delay, R. (2019). “We’re all brave pioneers on this road”: A Bourdieusian analysis of field creation for public health adaptation to climate change in Ontario, Canada. Critical Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2019.1682123
  • Vahabi, M., Lofters, A., Wong, J. P., Ellison, L., Graves, E., Damba, C., & Glazier, R. H. (2019). Fecal occult blood test screening uptake among immigrants from Muslim majority countries: A retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Cancer Medicine, 8(16), 7108-7122. doi:10.1002/cam4.2541
  • Nguemo Djiometio, J., Iroanyah, N., Nelson, L, Maina, G., Husbands, W., Owino, M., Njoroge, I., Kahan, M., & Wong, J. (2019). Substance use disorders among African Caribbean and Black (ACB) people in Canada: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 9:e028985. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2019-028985.
  • Fung, K., Liu, J.J.W., Sin, R., Bender, A., Shakya, Y., Butt, N., & Wong, J. P. (2019). Exploring Mental Illness Stigma among Asian Men mobilized to become Community Mental Health Ambassadors in Toronto Canada. Ethnicity and Health, 1-19. doi:10.1080/13557858.2019.1640350. 
  • Wong, J. P., Kteily-Hawa, R., Chambers, L. A., Hari, S., Chikermane, V., Ragulan, S., Islam, S., & Vahabi, M. (2019). Exploring the use of fact-based vs. story-based learning materials for HIV prevention and sexual health promotion: An Exploratory Study with South Asian Women in Toronto, Canada. Health Education Research, 34(1), 27-37. doi:10.1093/her/cyy042 
  • Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J. P., Browne, A., & Johnson, J. (2019). “I tend to forget bad things”: Immigrant and refugee young men’s narratives of distress. Health, 23(6):587-601. doi: 10.1177/1363459318763865.
  • Guruge, S., Fund, K. P., Sidani, S., Este, D., Morrow, M., McKenzie, K., & Wong, J. P.* (2018). Study Protocol: Mobilizing Asian Men in Canada to Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 71:133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.06.009 (*Corresponding author)
  • Vahabi, M., Wong, J. P. & Lofters, A. (2018). Migrant live-in caregivers Mental Health in Canada, Community Mental Health Journal, 54(5): 590-599. doi: 10.1007/s10597-017-0225-5. 
  • Wong, J. P., Vahabi, M., Miholjcic, J., Tan, V., Owino, M., Li, A., & Poon, K.-L. M. (2018). Knowledge of HPV/cervical cancer and acceptability of HPV self-sampling among women living with HIV: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25(1), e73-e82. doi:10.7870/cjcmh-2017-027.
  • Poon, K.-L. M., Wong, J. P.*, Li, A., Manuba, M., Bisignano, A., Owino, M., & Vahabi, M. (2018). HIV-positive MSM’s knowledge of HPV and anal cancer self-sampling: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25(1), e83-e89. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3856   (*Corresponding author)
  • Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J. P., Browne, A., & Johnson, J. (2018). Just as Canadian as anyone else”?: Experiences of second-class citizenship and the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men in Canada. American Journal of Men’s Health, 12(2):210-220. doi: 10.1177/1557988317743384. 
  • Wong, J. P., Fung, K, P., & Li, A. T. (2018). Integrative strategies to address complex HIV and mental health syndemic challenges in racialized communities: Insights from the CHAMP Project. The Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36(3), 65-70. Advanced online: doi:10.7870/cjcmh-2017-027.
  • Li, A. T., Fung, K. P., Maticka-Tyndale, E., & Wong, J. P. (2017). Effects of HIV stigma reduction interventions in diasporic communities: Insights from the CHAMP Study. AIDS Care, 24:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1391982. 
  • Vahabi, M., Lofters, A., Kim, E., Wong, J. P., Ellison, L., Graves, E., & Glazier, R. H. (2017) Breast cancer screening utilization among women from Muslim majority countries in Ontario, Canada. Preventive Medicine, 105: 176-183. doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.008 
  • Vahabi, M., & Wong, J. P. (2017). Caught between a rock and a hard place: Mental health of migrant live-in caregivers in Canada. BMC Public Health, 17, 498. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4431-4
  • Poon, M. K.-L., Li, A. T., Wong, J. P., & Wang, C. (2017). Queer friendly nation? The experience of Chinese gay immigrants in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 10(1), 23-38, DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1300354
  • Wong, J. P., Macpherson, F., Vahabi, M., & Li, A. (2017). Understanding sexuality and sexual health of Muslim young people in Canada and other Western countries: A scoping review of research literature. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 26(1), 48-59. doi:10.3138/cjhs.261-C1
  • Hyman, I., Vahabi, M., Bailey, A., Patel, S., Guruge, S., Wilson-Mitchell, K., & Wong, J. P. (2016). Taking Action on violence through research, policy, and practice. Global Health Research and Policy, 1(6). DOI: 10.1186/s41256-016-0006-7
  • Li, A. T., Wong, J. P., Cain, R. & Fung, K. P. (2016) Engaging African, Caribbean, Asian, and Latino community leaders to address HIV stigma in Toronto. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 12(4), 288-300.
  • Wong, J. P. & Li, A. T. (2015) The Exclusionary Circle Game: A tool to promote critical dialogue about HIV stigma and social justice. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 91(3), 431-438.
  • Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J. P., Browne, A., & Johnson, J. (2015). Migration and young people’s mental health in Canada: A scoping review. Journal of Mental Health, 24(6), 414-422. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1078881 
  • Chen, Y. Y. B., Li, A. T., Fung, K. P., & Wong, J. P. (2015). Improving access to mental health services for racialized immigrants, refugees, and non-status persons living with HIV/AIDS, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 26(2), 505-518. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2015.0049
  • Li, A. T., Wales, J., Wong, J. P., Owino, M., Perreault, Y., Maseko, P., & Guiang, C. (2015). Changing access to mental health care and social support when PHAs become service providers. AIDS Care, 27(2), 176-181, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.940269
  • Narushima, M., Wong, J. P., Li, A., & Sutdhibhasilp, N. (2014). Sustainable empowerment and capacity building among immigrant communities: An evaluation case study of Raising Sexually Healthy Children Program in Canada. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 26-37, doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat035
  • Wong, J. P., Li, A. T., Poon, M. K-L., & Fung, K. P. (2013). An exploratory study on the determinants of mental health among immigrants, refugees and non-status people living with HIV in Toronto. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 9(3), 122-134. doi: 10.1108/IJMHSC-07-2013-0026
  • Wong, J. P., & Poon, M. K.-L. (2013). Challenging homophobia and heterosexism through critical dialogue and storytelling among Chinese immigrant parents. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 15(1),15-28. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2012.738310.
  • Poon, M. K.-L., Wong, J. P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2013). Sexual practices and sex-seeking behaviours among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto: Implications for HIV prevention. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(2): 77-85.
  • Wong, J. P., Chan, K. B., Boi-Doku, R., & McWatt, S. (2012). Sexual stigma and discourses of morality as barriers to accessing sexual health care among young women in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21(2), 75-89.
  • Poon, M. K.-L., Wong, J. P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2012). Drug use and STI/HIV risk among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21 (3/4), 127-133.
  • Poon, M. K.-L., Wong, J. P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2011). HIV and STI testing among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto.  Journal of Human Sexuality, 20(4), 157-158.
  • Poon, M. K.-L., Wong, J. P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T., & Wong, B. (2011). Condom use among East and Southeast Asian men attending gay bathhouses in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20(3), 67-74.

INVITED SUBMISSIONS


RESEARCH REPORTS

  • Wong, J. P. & Fung, K. P. &  Toronto Strength In Unity Project Team. (2019). Strength In Unity: Men Speaking Out Against Stigma - Toronto Site Community Report. Toronto, ON: Toronto Strength In Unity Research Project.
  • Li, A., Campbell, D., Mian, G., … Wong, J. P. (2016). Colours of Resilience: A Forum to advance evidence informed practices among racialized communities affected by HIV. Toronto, ON: Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment.
  • Li, A. T., Wong, J. P., Fung, K. and CHAMP Research Team. (2015). Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project: Reducing stigma and advancing equity through collective action. Toronto, ON: Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment. ResearchGate DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35568.97283.
  • Adam, B., Cabarios, C., Chen, B. Y. Y., . . . Wong, J. P. (alphabetical order) (2015). Asian MSM pathways to resiliency (AMP2R) – Community-based research study report. Toronto, ON: Asian Community AIDS Services.
  • Binohland-Bahiwal, G., Cabarios, C., Encalada, E. V., … Wong, J. P. (alphabetical order) (2015). Asian migrant farm workers in Ontario: HIV knowledge, sexual practices and health care utilization. Toronto, ON: Asian Community AIDS Services.
  • Narushima, M., Wong, J. P., Li, A., & Sutdhibhasilp, N. (2011). Empowerment, capacity building and sustainability: An evaluation case study after ten years - The Raising Sexually Healthy Children Peer Parent Leader Program in the Chinese, Portuguese, and Tamil Communities. Toronto: Toronto Public Health

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Wong, J. P. & Hilario, C. (2020). Transforming fear into courage: Compassion-based learning to promote EDI, in B. Storm, S. Donovan, & T. Williams (Eds.) Teaching through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) (pp. 83-94). Landham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Fung, K., & Wong, J. P. (2017). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Zen Buddhism. In A. Masuda & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Zen, Mindfulness, and Behavioral Healthcare (pp. 271-288). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Kahan, B., Groulx, D., & Wong, J. P. (2009). The Interactive Domain Model Approach to best practices in health promotion. In R. DiClemente, R. Crosby & M. Kegler (Eds.), Emerging theories and models in health promotion research & practice (2nd ed., pp. 511-534). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

SELECTED PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS/CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Wong, J. P., Lome, S., Liu, J., Bisignano, A., Owino, M., & Li, A. T. (2020 July). CHAMPs-in-Action: An innovative capacity building model of HIV-stigma reduction. 22nd International AIDS Conference (July 6-10). Online conference due to COVID-19.
  • Wong, J. P., Hu, R., & Fung, K. P. (2019 October). Racialized masculine normativity and mental health of Asian immigrant men. Oral presentation at the 65th Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting (Oct 24-27), Denver, CO.
  • Etowa, J., Uddin, Z., Wong, J. P., Husbands, W., Loemba, H., Mkandawire, P., Gebremeskel, A., & Desmond, M. (2019 May).  Spirituality and resilience in the context of HIV/AIDS among Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) men in Ontario. Canadian Public Health Association Conference 2019 (April 30-May 2, 2019), Ottawa, ON.
  • Fung, K. P., Wong, J. P., & Li, A. T. (2019 April). Reducing mental health disparities through meaningful engagement of diverse marginalized communities. Workshop delivered Diversity and Equity in Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2019 (April 26, 2019), Toronto, ON.
  • Wong, J. P. (2019 January). Resisting neoliberal subjectivities: Resonant texts as a re-humanizing strategy in higher education. Oral Presentation at the IAFOR International Conference on Education (January 3-5, 2019), Honolulu, HI.
  • Li, A., Chuang, D.-M., Maitland, D., Soje, L., Wong, K., Jagwani, R., & Wong, J. P. (2019 January). Holistic approach to promote PLHIV care engagement: Evidence of an effective peer led program on treatment literacy and self-health management efficacy. Oral presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 2019 Annual Conference (Jan16 - 20, 2019), San Francisco, CA.
  • Wong, J. P., Poon, M. K.-L., Narushima, M., & Li, A. T. (2019 January). Making sense of value conflicts: Young people desire in-person safe space for dialogue about sexuality. Oral presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 2019 Annual Conference (Jan16 - 20, 2019), San Francisco, CA. 
  • Li, A., Nam, S., Wong, J. P., Johnson, M., Lin, A., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Cheng, E., Vijayanathan, H., & Bacon, J. (2018 December). Leveraging multi-sector collaboration to address complex linkage to care challenges faced by international students living with HIV in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. Oral presentation at the HIV 3: Breakthrough Initiatives OHTN Research Conference (December 6-7, 2018), Toronto, ON
  • Wong, J. P., Lome, S., Li, A., Ongoiba, F., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Vidal, F., Vijayanathan, H., & Owino, M. (2018 December). CHAMPs In Action: Building alliance and capacity to reduce HIV stigma and promote resilience. Oral presentation at the HIV Endgame 3: Breakthrough Initiatives OHTN Research Conference (December 6-7, 2018), Toronto, ON.
  • Miller, D., Ozzoude, C., Husbands, W., McCready, L., Arnold, K., … Wong, J. P. (2018 December). Sexuality and sexual agency among heterosexual Black men in Toronto: “Tradition”, contradiction and emergent possibilities. Oral presentation at the HIV Endgame 3: Breakthrough Initiatives OHTN Research Conference (December 6-7, 2018), Toronto, ON.  
  • Mok, Y. W., Manuba, M., Fung, K. P. & Wong, J. P. (2018 November). “Just get over it.”: Perceptions of mental health and stigma of mental illness among Asian Gay and Bisexual men in Toronto. Community-based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health Summit 2018 (November 7-10), Vancouver, BC.
  • Bisignano, A., Abulencia, M. K., Li, A., Owino, M., & Wong, J. P. (2018 November). Addressing mental health and addiction challenges among racialized GBTQ+: Insights from the ACE program. Oral presentation at Community-based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health Summit 2018 (November 7-10), Vancouver, BC.
  • Abulencia, M. K., Wong, J. P., Vahabi, M., & McLaren, C. (2018 August). Negotiating identities: Growing up experiences and mental health of young Asian women. Oral presentation at WC2 Toronto 2018 Symposium (August 12 - 17, 2018), Toronto, ON. 
  • Wong, J. P., Li, A. T., & Bisignano, A. (2018 July). Using ACT to promote resilience and self-compassion among people living with or affected by HIV, mental illness and addiction. Poster presentation at Association of Contextual Behavioral Science 16th Annual World Conference (July 25-29), Montreal, QC
  • Bryce, K., Wong, J.P., Vahabi, M., Bailey, A., D. Miller,D., & Husbands, W. (2018, July). Structural racism matters: An exploratory study on the gendered-racialized experiences and HIV vulnerabilities of heterosexual young Black men. Poster presentation at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (July 23-27), Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Na, S., Wong, J. P., Fung, K., & Kirmayer, L.J. (2018 June). Lay concepts and attitude toward mental illness among East Asian Canadian women. Poster presentation at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (June 26-30), Montreal, QC.
  • Li, A. T., Vijayanathan, H., Islam, S., & Wong, J. P. (2018 April). The experience of navigating the Ontario healthcare system among international students living with HIV in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (April 26-29, 2018), Vancouver, BC.
  • Chuang, D. D., Li, A. T., Fang, Lin, Islam, S., Miao, A., Hui, C. & Wong, J. P. (2018 April). Effectiveness of culturally appropriate resilience intervention tool: Pilot study findings from Asian PHA Resiliency Dialogues. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (April 26-29, 2018), Vancouver, BC.
  • Li, A. T., Lome, S., Adumattah, A. & Wong, J. P. (2018 April). Champs in Action: Critical pathways in translating evidence-based stigma reduction intervention to frontline programs amongst culturally diverse communities. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (April 26-29, 2018), Vancouver, BC.
  • Fung, K., & Wong, J. P. (2017 June). Addressing mental health stigma. Moderation of Symposium at Association of Contextual Behavioral Science 15th Annual World Conference (June 22-25, 2017), Seville, Spain.
  • Fung, K., Sin, R., Bender, A., Shakya, Y., Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Butt, N., Wong, J. P. (2017 June). Use of ACT in reducing stigma and training mental health ambassadors among Asian men – the Toronto site results. Oral presentation at Association of Contextual Behavioral Science 15th Annual World Conference (June 22-25, 2017), Seville, Spain.
  • Husbands, W., Etowa, J., Miller, D., Lome, S., Kohoun, B., Vahabi, M., Luyombya, H., Omorodion, F., Ongoiba, F., Pierre-Pierre, V., Luginaah, I., Tharao, W., & Wong, J. P. (2017 April). Beyond “pacifier programs”: engaging heterosexual Black men in community-based responses to HIV in Ontario. Poster presentation at the 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (April 6-9, 2017), Montreal, Quebec.
  • Wong, J. P., Sin, R., Bender, A., Shakya, Y., & Fung, K. (2016 December). Stigma of mental illness and access to care: Perspectives and experiences of Asian men in Toronto, Canada. Oral presentation at Asian Mental Health Conference (December 2-3), Hong Kong, China.
  • Li, A. T., Poon, M. K-L., Utama, R., & Wong, J. P. (2016 December). Mental health vulnerabilities and resilience among gay and bisexual Asian men in Canada’s diaspora communities. Oral presentation at Asian Mental Health Conference (December 2-3), Hong Kong, China.
  • Wong, J. P., Miller, D., Husbands, W., … Fung, K. (2016 November). Hard to reach? Innovative strategies to engage heterosexual ACB men to build resilience to HIV in Ontario. Oral presentation at OHTN Endgame 2 Conference (November 21-22), Toronto, ON.
  • Bisignano, A., Soje, L., Li, A., Barry, F., Luyombya, H., & Wong, J. P. (2016 November). “It’s okay to be vulnerable.”: Promoting resilience among PHA living with or affected by mental illness and/or addiction. Oral presentation at OHTN Endgame 2 Conference (November 21-22), Toronto, ON.
  • Lawson, E., McIntosh, M. D., Luginnah, I., Etowa, J., Omorodion, F., Husbands, W., & Wong, J. P. (2016, November). “There is a limit to how much straight love you can show your brother”: Negotiating tensions in masculinity, sexuality, and health among ACB men in Ontario. Oral presentation at OHTN Endgame 2 Conference (November 21-22), Toronto, ON.
  • Narushima, M., Li, A., Bhagat, D., Bisgnano, A., Poon, M. K-L., & Wong, J. P. (2016, November). Identifying structural determinants to inform effective sex education and programming: Results of the Youth Engagement Project. Oral presentation at OHTN Endgame 2 Conference (November 21-22), Toronto, ON.
  • Wong, J. P., Fung, K., Hui, S. S. C., Luyombya, H., Bisignano, A., Maitland, K., Poon, K., & Li, A. T. (2016, July). “Happy in my own skin”: Impact of anti-stigma intervention on people living with HIV in Toronto, Canada. Oral presentation at the 23rd International AIDS Conference (July 18-22), Durban, South Africa.
  • Luyombya, H., Hui, C., Li, A., Poon, K., & Wong, J. P. (2016, July). Building research capacity and leadership among people living with HIV (PLHIV) through meaningful engagement and structured mentorship: Insight from the Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment, Toronto, Canada. Poster presentation the 23rd International AIDS Conference (July 18-22), Durban, South Africa. 
  • Fung, K., & Wong, J. P. (2016, June). Using ACT to decrease internalized and enacted stigma. Workshop presented at Association of Contextual Behavioral Science 14th Annual World Conference (June 16-19, 2016), Seattle, Washington.
  • Wong, J. P., Fung, K., Luyombya, H., Hui, c., Bisignano, A., Maitland, D., Li, A. T. (2016, May). Transforming interlocking stigmas to understanding, compassion, and hope: Critical insights from CHAMP. Oral presentation at the 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (May 12 -15, 2016), Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Miller, D., Husbands, W., Jangu, N., Lome, S., McIntosh, M., & Wong. J. P.  (2016, May). Meaningfully Engaging Heterosexual Black Men in Responses to HIV in Ontario: Lessons from weSpeak - a Critical Community-Based Research Program. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (May 12 -15), Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Li, A. T., Utama, R., Hui, C., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Poon, M.K., & Wong, J. P. (2016, May). Developing evidence informed interventions to promote resilience amongst Asian MSM across life challenges - the MSM Resilience Dialogues. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (May 12 -15), Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Collaborative Research Award, Ryerson University, 2019
  • The Social Innovation & Action Research Award, Ryerson University, 2016
  • Community Partnership Award (Research, Policy & Practice), Ontario AIDS Network, 2015
  • Sue Williams Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, 2014
  • Dean’s Scholarly Research & Creativity Award, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, 2013
  • OHTN-CIHR New Investigator Salary Award, 2013-2019
  • CIHR-Institute of Gender and Health Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2009
  • CIHR – Health Care, Technology & Place Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008

 

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